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Code of Conduct

How we work and play is intended to create a safe and supportive space for people to experiment, make mistakes, and grow.

Be respectful, be present, bring your best game and be tolerant. We are here to play. We are here to make music. We are here to succeed and to fail. We are here to grow. Be your best self and support those values in yourself, for your class, and for your instructor. This is a team-sport.


  • Work openly

  • Be generous

  • Value full-time participation. What you put into this you will get out of it

  • Speak with respect, assume the most respectful interpretation

  • Step up, step back

Unacceptable Behaviors:

  • Violence, threats of violence or violent language directed against another person.

  • Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or otherwise discriminatory jokes and language.

  • Posting or displaying sexually explicit or violent material.

  • Personal insults, particularly those related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or disability.

  • Inappropriate physical contact. You should have someone’s consent before touching them.

  • Unwelcome sexual attention. This includes, sexualized comments or jokes; inappropriate touching, groping, and unwelcomed sexual advances.

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following (online or in person).

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

Best practices:

  • Photography: ask for permission

  • Cleaning up your own mess! “I’m messy but not dirty”

  • defaulting to assumption that people are trying to be helpful

  • safe (abilities, backgrounds not questioned, speak my mind, honest) - physically safe.

  • Be respected

  • Appreciating diversity - ESL (English as Second Language)

  • get to know every single persons

  • value asking questions, no bad or dumb questions

  • Welcoming and shared space

  • Respecting teachers / respect for everybody’s different path

  • Mechanisms for feedback (plus/minus/interesting)

  • not afraid of step out of comfort zone, and lost. try something new

  • not afraid to share (skills? ideas?)

  • framework for sharing what we are working on..

  • Don’t want “one upping” no uninvited interruption, be aware of other people in the conversation

  • Step forward, lean back (speaking up and listening are skills which you can improve.)

  • No sexism, racism, ableism

  • Principles of conversation

  • Accountability / responsibility


andrew zolli ( :

  • together we know more

  • be tough on ideas gentle on people

  • avoid jargon

  • threads beat points

  • proceed with generosity

This list is 'borrowed' unabashedly from and also posted here:

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